Following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Wake County Public Health is preparing to offer updated COVID-19 vaccines for the fall and winter season. “Vaccination continues to be one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves against COVID-19, and these new […]

Since Wake County administered its first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020, it has never charged anyone to receive protection from the virus. This could change with the end of the Public Health Emergency. Beginning July 1, 2023, COVID-19 vaccines will no longer be offered for free at doctors’ offices, pharmacies or Wake County’s clinics. The shots will […]

There are numerous community testing sites, as well as a large supply of no-cost, at-home tests available at various Wake County government locations. Drive-Thru COVID-19 and Flu Testing Wake County Public Health has partnered with Mako Medical and OptumServe to provide NO-COST, drive-thru PCR testing for COVID-19 and the Flu at the locations below. Pre-registration […]

Bull City Strong is a community-based partnership to reduce the increased risk of contracting, being hospitalized, and dying from COVID-19 among Black, Hispanic, and other historically marginalized populations in Durham County.   MORE DETAILS About Say Something Strong Bull City Strong is seeking applications from artists, journalists, and social influencers for Say Something Strong, a project to share stories of […]

Durham County residents who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic may qualify for the North Carolina Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). The NC HAF was created to help homeowners pay their mortgage or other home expenses to avoid associated penalties such as defaults or foreclosures. Homeowners who have experienced the most challenging financial hardships […]

COVID cases are on the rise so the government is allowing us to order more free tests to have at home. Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of #4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential address One order includes #4 […]

Some people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can experience long-term effects from their infection, known as post-COVID conditions (PCC) or long COVID. People call post-COVID conditions by many names, including: long COVID, long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection (PASC), long-term effects of COVID, and chronic COVID. […]

*UPDATE: PROGRAM ENDS SEPTEMBER 2ND. ORDER YOUR FREE TESTS TODAY* The Biden Administration is announcing that is now open for a third round of ordering. U.S. households are now be able to order an additional eight free at-home tests at—bringing the total number of free tests available to each household since the start […]

While our county drive-thru testing has ended, there are still numerous state-run and community drive-thru testing sites in Wake County, as well as a large supply of no-cost, at-home tests available. Check out all the options below. Wake County At-Home COVID-19 Tests Wake County Public Health is offering no-cost, at-home antigen tests to the public. Stop […]

The final day of drive-thru testing at county sites will be Friday, July 29. This decision comes as there are free at-home tests, numerous community testing locations and effective vaccine and treatment options easily available in our community. Wake County shared the full scale down plan that began on June 6. While drive-thru testing is […]

Residential households in the U.S. are now eligible for another order of free at-home tests on Here’s what you need to know about your order: Each order now includes #8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests (FDA has more details about at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates: Authorized At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests) Your […]

COVID-19 tests are available to everyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Select your state below to find health centers and pharmacies that offer low or no cost testing. Check your local health department and local news for additional testing sites in your area. Select state: Select a State Alabama Alaska American Samoa Arizona Arkansas […]